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    Default Critique Please

    I have finally worked up the courage to ask for a critique from the COTH peanut gallery.

    Here is what I see: My stirrups are a bit long, my hands are too low, I should sink more weight into my rear end at the canter and GM would be aghasted at my color ensemble.

    But mostly I'm just happy I didn't fall off.

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    Picture of Pedie and Me.
    Last edited by drmgncolor; Oct. 31, 2012 at 03:35 PM.
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    the FB link didn't work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    the FB link didn't work.
    Try again. You maybe clicked on it while I was updating the link.
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    When I was a pre teen, I used to hike/wrap my stirrups up about that short after each lesson, and practice for my jockey career! It's so fun!

    Too bad I'm 5'7"

    Looks like you're having a ball!
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    God, just watching you trot with the stirrups up that high made the backs of my thighs burn



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    What do you want critiquing on? This looks like a halloween costumed ride, not something you normally do unless you're training to be a jockey?

    Maybe post a video of your usual riding.

    Because if you're riding hunter/jumper and think your stirrups are too long, I would have to disagree with you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by showhorsegallery View Post
    What do you want critiquing on? This looks like a halloween costumed ride, not something you normally do unless you're training to be a jockey?

    Maybe post a video of your usual riding.

    Because if you're riding hunter/jumper and think your stirrups are too long, I would have to disagree with you.
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    You need to shorten the stirrups at least 3 holes for o/f work or GM will NOT approve!!
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    Wait, you think you're stirrups to too LONG? I'm assuming this is for a Halloween show, correct? Maybe you can post something of you're "normal" riding? I posted a link to Elizabeth Benson's Jumper round at WIHS EQ final. She won the final btw. Take a look at the way she rides and her position.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-RzWZIn1fc

    Also, here is Zazou Hoffmans winning ride a Maclay's a few years back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzblJcATOOE
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    Laugh (at all the serious people).

    Looks like you had fun.
    I have to agree with the poster who said watching you post with your stirrups that length made my legs hurt.



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    Thank god you're kidding ha. Well in that case, then yeah you're stirrups are wayy to long. And you're outfit is too traditional, go for more neon colors.
    Life is short, ride the best horse first.



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    LOL I love it, you guys look adorable and it looks like you had great fun I'm with ellebeaux though - my thighs and knees are killing me looking at those pics! LOL

    I'm really hoping the serious responses are actually jokes as well!



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    Quote Originally Posted by RedmondDressage View Post
    I'm really hoping the serious responses are actually jokes as well!
    Me too.

    To everyone who commented on the posting: I could make it exactly 2 laps around the indoor before having to let my burning thighs rest. It's like doing squats on a horse. My thighs and butt are killing me today. High Fives to all the jockeys out there, it's not easy, even pretending!

    ETA: I think I gave my trainer (who was the one yelling "Go Pedie, Go!" in the video) some ideas and so my lessons might just get harder now.
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    Lol at the people giving you serious critiques! :P

    Looks like fun! Seems like a great way to get really strong thighs...
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    that saddle makes your.....


    nah... sooooooooooooooooo not going there!


    cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    that saddle makes your.....


    nah... sooooooooooooooooo not going there!


    cute!
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    adorable!



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    Braver than I am! Both with color and stirrup length!!



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    OMG MY KNEES!!! Just watching you made my knees run away in horror!

    Looks like you had a blast, though! I'm sure the manufacturers of Epsom salts are loving you today!



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